STORY BY BRANDI DYE
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“I feel like I’ve been alone for a long time now and everybody else has a boyfriend. But I feel like it will be really hard to get a boyfriend. How do I get one?” –N.
I’m going to be honest; I am not an expert in the love department. But, not knowing has never stopped me from giving out advice, so I will continue. Any number of magazines can give you a list of “10 Flirting Moves That He Can’t Resist” but I think those are generally a load of bull.
Brandi’s advice for hooking a man: find a guy you like and want to date, then spend time with that person – (preferably outside of academic settings). After this, there are two very distinct paths. Some girls are willing to wait for a guy to eventually ask them out. Other girls are not that patient, and will eventually just blurt “Are we gonna date or nah?” To each her own.
Despite this earth-shattering how-to guide, much more important than any “tips” or “advice” is being yourself. It is scientifically impossible to fake your way into any meaningful relationship, despite what every chick flick ever has told us.
“Umm, what actually is the difference between Flex Dollars and Bulldog Bucks?” –N.
First things first, freshman alert (oops, sorry, we are supposed to say first years), and secondly I completely understand the confusion. There is no reason for Drake to have two different systems, but we do.
Flex Dollars are used, essentially, for food. They can be used for appetizers at quad, snacks at the C-Store and coffee or smoothies at the cafés.
Bulldog Bucks are used for printing through Papercut and for laundry through the eSuds laundry system. Bulldog Bucks can also be used once you run out of Flex Dollars. That’s about it.
Another difference between the two is that Bulldog Bucks can roll over to second semester, while Flex Dollars do not.
One day, Drake will simplify to one system, but sadly that day is not today.